4 signs your baby may be ready for weaning
The weaning from breast milk or formula to solid food is a major step in the development of your baby. However, the information you find online or in books about weaning is often contradictory. We want to make this little adventure in your and your baby’s life as enjoyable and healthy as possible. Our in-house Paediatrician Sophie wants to bring some light into the jungle by sharing her insights from her practice. Let’s hear what she tells parents when they come to see her about weaning.
Kale (Yeah!) Muffins
At Little Tummy, we love veggies! These kale and cheese muffins are a great finger food for experienced babies from around 7-8 months, who have already introduced the allergens egg and dairy.
'Melt in the mouth’ kale crisps for babies
Kale crips are a great way to introduce your baby to more savoury flavours. There are very easy to prepare and can be a great sneak on the go – not only for your baby but also for YOU!
Vitamin D for babies and breastfeeding mothers
The days are still quite short and dark which limits all the nice time we spend outside, taking a stroll in the park, going to the seaside or just being lazy on the balcony. With the decreased amount of sunlight exposure our body produces less Vitamin D, also known as the ‘sunshine’ vitamin, as the active vitamin is produced in our skin after exposure to sun light.
Is it healthy for a baby to be vegan?
Veganuary is all over the news and the number of people going vegan during January is increasing every year. The total amount of vegans in the UK has quadrupled between 2014 and 2018 and around 1% of Britain’s population consider themselves to be vegan (Source: The Vegan Society). A vegan diet is said to make your more conscious about your food choices and given the impact the meat industry has on our climate but also on the quality of our food, going vegan seems like a good choice. A lot of parents ask if a vegan diet is suitable for children, as well.
How do you know your baby is hungry or not?
Knowing if your baby is hungry or not can be a bit tricky some times. What does it mean if your baby is pushing away the spoon of the nice broccoli puree you prepared – does this mean that your baby doesn’t like it or is not hungry? Should you encourage your baby to eat a little extra to fuel up on healthy veg and make sure she doesn’t get hungry later on?
How do I keep my baby warm in Winter?
It’s getting cold outside and we might see some snow again this winter. Most parents are afraid to take their babies outside in cold weather but there is no need to worry. Unless the temperatures are dangerously low, taking your little one outside for a walk is good for both baby and parents.